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Prioritizing pursuit of professional development

I recently had the opportunity to attend an amazing Women’s Business Conference right here in our own gorgeous city of Spokane. It was three intense days filled with inspiring speakers, thought leaders, engaging breakout sessions, and a ton of fantastic...

Employers should map course to navigate leave law

The coming year will usher in a new era in how Washington state companies handle employee leave. Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act established a statewide insurance program, which will issue payments to workers who need to take time off to...


Outsourcing with the blind and visually impaired

John Dubay started Strategic Contact Solutions Group Inc. about five years ago, almost by accident. A client with whom Dubay had previously worked reached out to Dubay to see if he’d be able to help with tasks such as performing outreach and customer...


Cooled by the Sun: Spokane engineers produce solar-powered refrigeration system

A Moses Lake, Wash.-based applied solar company with a team of engineers based here has invented a mobile refrigeration system that runs entirely on solar power. ...


GeoEngineers broadens its leadership structure

Following the retirement of the Spokane office's founder James Harakas in 2015, engineering concern GeoEngineers Inc. has transitioned to a group leadership approach while still being involved in several prominent projects in the Spokane area....


Architects maintain steady flow of design projects

Three prominent Spokane architecture concerns—Bernardo|Wills Architects PC, ALSC Architects PS, and NAC Architecture—say they’ve been enjoying a steady stream of design work this year that includes a mixture of both public and private projects. ...


U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park concept

This conceptual drawing shows what a walkway within the U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park could look like when the $16.5 million renovation of the iconic downtown feature is completed. ...


Horse therapy nonprofits bring new programs to Spokane

Two Spokane-area horse-centered nonprofits have new programs in the works here. Last week, Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, of Spokane, launched The Equus Effect, a Connecticut-based equine therapy program, says John Owen, executive director of Free Rein. ...


Mission, influence grow at Empire Health Foundation

In the 10 years since its founding, the Empire Health Foundation has developed a reputation for making bold investments that have resulted in some big impacts for the health of people living in the Inland Northwest. Some of those impacts include: help...


Women & Children’s Free Restaurant approaches fundraising finish line

The Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Center has come a long way since it started 30 years ago, and the organization is in the midst of a capital campaign to pay for recent improvements. The biggest improvement was the purchase and remod...

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